Well it really depends on your pain threshold, the worst part usually is between the bellybutton to right above the pelvic bone, there are more nerve endings there ( think C-Section) and how long it takes to heal. The “lip” area isn’t that bad. We retail a numbing agent called Topicaine which works like a gem or if you are in the Health Care Profession it is equivalent to Emla cream used in Hospitals. One tube of Topicaine has approx. 3 applications and well worth it!